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See IT in Action

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Wednesday 6th October 2010 9.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: Rich Mix. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Digital Unite are sponsors and delivery partners in a Government event called
See IT in Action. Places at this event are free for representatives of local
authorities and their civil society partners. We are also presenting one of the
workshops, so if you register please come along and see us.

It is a must-attend day for all those who commission or manage local public
services, who are looking to make their work more efficient, cheaper, and
targeted at supporting those most in need. It is your opportunity to ensure you
are ready, well informed and have the contacts necessary to meet the challenges
facing those delivering today's public services.

Spaces are limited so please register today to secure your place:

View the Agenda:

See IT in Action demonstrates how councils and partners can use technology to
transform the delivery of public services, improve outcomes, and help achieve
more for less.
This is a free event, supported by Communities and Local Government, local
authorities and civil society partners.

With local government facing severe financial pressures, there is the need to
look for urgent and innovative ways to make efficiency savings, while ensuring
the most vulnerable are not disadvantaged. Incremental change and individual
cuts are unlikely to meet the challenge, therefore it has never been timelier to
examine services and outcomes and ask whether there are more effective and
efficient alternatives to 'business and usual'.

See IT in Action will bring together examples of best practice from local
government, to show how public sector providers across the country are making
creative use of existing 'off-the-shelf' technology; improving outcomes and
delivering increased value for money across a range of front-line local

The event provides a timely forum to explore new government priorities around
increasing internet usage, the Big Society, and data transparency, openess and

Those attending will have the opportunity to:

* visit more than 40 'market stall' demonstration stands, hosted by councils
from across the country - find out more about the market stall here:

* take away research, business cases, evaluations and evidence of outcomes

* hear keynote speeches from senior policy-makers and on the ground
practitioners - see the agenda for the whole day here:

* attend a range of workshops providing good practice advice and insights on the
key aspects of using technology for transform public services - view the
workshop list and book your place now:

* watch short case-study films in the Media Trust Cinema to see evidence of what
can be achieved

* find out how use the new benefits and beneficiaries tool - providing critical
insight for those commissioning and decommissioning services

* learn how to harness the power of the internet at the social media surgery

Delegates will benefit from the practical expertise and experience of those at
the forefront of public service innovation. Talk to colleagues from across the
country who are using IT to deliver 'more for less', support joined-up working
and effective community engagement, and ensure better outcomes for local

It is your opportunity to ensure you are ready, well informed and have the
contacts necessary to meet the challenges facing those delivering today's public

Register your place online, or telephone 020 7592 9490. For other enquiries,
please email


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